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Reviews of Somoza and the Legacy of U.S. Involvement in Central America

“Bernard Diederich has made a specialty of writing about some of the least likeable figures in contemporary history — first Duvalier of Haiti and Trujillo of the Dominican Republic and now the Somozas of Nicaragua.”
The New York Times Book Review

“[This] book is … very much the work of a reporter, setting out in great and readable detail, chronologically, the rise and fall of Tacho II, the last member of the Somoza dynasty.”
New Society

“Diederich’s perceptive, carefully documented, and readable account, Somoza, casts fresh light on a dilemma that has vexed one U.S. Administration after another.”
Business Week